COLONOSCOPY

Don't wait! Find your polyps and colon cancers early. Lucky you, I'm compiling a cash price list and so far have ONE brave doctor who is embracing price transparency. She's also an excellent physician. Cash prices approx $2000 for the whole thing with  Dr. Swarna Balasubramaniam.

How it works--Add these up

Preprocedure office visit with Dr. Bala, instructional video on the prep, EKG  $200 + Dr. Bala colonoscopy procedure fee  $500 + Memorial Hermann First Colony facility fee  $400 + Anesthesia Fee  $400 + pathology approx  $350 + a follow up visit $130 for a grand total of approx $2000. Not bad eh??

When should you get tested? American Cancer Society recommendations available here

Call her office directly, tell them I sent you. 

WHAT IS YOUR COLON CANCER RISK?

  • Not sure if you should get screened?
  • Family history of colon cancer?
  • Blood in stool?
  • Change in bowel habits?

NEW 2018 GUIDELINES FOR COLON CANCER SCREENING

  • ACS recommends that people at average risk* of colorectal cancer start regular screening at age 45
  • For people ages 76 through 85, the decision to be screened should be based on a person’s preferences, life expectancy, overall health, and prior screening history

COLON CANCER SCREENING DNA TEST

  • Screen with a stool test at home- cash pay is $549
  • Covered by Medicare and most insurance companies
  • Can be done in between colonoscopies or every 3 years
  • I order it for you, kit mailed to you at home, you are charged when the specimen is received and processed at exact sciences. 

"You can't afford to get sick, and you can't depend on the present health care system to keep you well. It's up to you to protect and maintain your body's innate capacity for health and healing by making the right choices in how you live"

-Andrew Weil